Kiel Presented New Flyer GOLD-Delivery Award
Top honors for high-volume supplier: Transit seating specialist receives straight A-rating for 100% on-time deliveries in 2013
Kiel North America, a trendsetting seat provider to transit systems around the world, announced that the company recently was presented the “Gold Level Delivery Performance Award 2013” by New Flyer Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States.
This marks the second consecutive year Kiel North America has earned this honor, and the first time Kiel has been recognized on the prestigious “Gold”-level. “Gold”-level recognitions are only awarded to high-volume suppliers who ship to New Flyer production facilities in Canada and the U.S. a minimum of 50 times per year. In order to belong to this select group, deliveries must be more than 99% on time. Kiel is one of only 25 companies in North America who has earned a straight A-rating for 100% on-time deliveries.
“We are much honored to receive this Gold Level Award from New Flyer and we would like to thank our production partners for the recognition and outstanding collaboration,” says Thomas Schwank, General Manager of Kiel North America. “Such an extraordinary accomplishment is only possible with the dedication and team-spirit of a remarkable group of employees that collectively takes pride in delivering the most robust and high-tech seating systems with state-of-the-art support in logistics.”
Founded in 1945 in Nördlingen, Germany, Kiel is a leading manufacturer of innovative passenger seating systems for commercial vehicles and public transportation, including seating solutions for busses and trains on the local, regional, and intercity level. Kiel seats distinguish themselves with their high quality, sophisticated technology, and their contemporary design while meeting the highest requirements both in safety and passenger comfort. Kiel conducts business worldwide with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Turkey and dedicated sales teams in Greece, France, Austria, and the UK.
Susa Quinn | Kiel NA LLC | Head of Corporate Communications